Marvel Comics Confirms Zeb Wells And John Romita Jr.'s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Run Ends This Year

Marvel Comics Confirms Zeb Wells And John Romita Jr.'s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Run Ends This Year

Zeb Wells' time in charge of Amazing Spider-Man has been nothing if not divisive, but it's been confirmed that his and John Romita Jr.'s run will end later this year. Find more details after the jump...

By JoshWilding - Jun 19, 2024 04:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Marvel Comics

Taking charge of Amazing Spider-Man is no easy task for any writer. It's Marvel Comics' most popular title with a legion of passionate fans who have certain expectations for the web-slinger on the page. 

Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr. took the reins of the series in 2022 and, along with several guest artists, have delivered more than 50 issues as we write this. 

Marvel Comics stepped in and made major changes to previous writer Nick Spencer's plans for Amazing Spider-Man, undoing what looked like the restoration of Peter Parker's marriage to Mary Jane Watson. In Wells' run, MJ was left stranded in the future and came back with a new boyfriend and two children, ending any hope of her and the web-slinger reigniting their lost romance. 

Other noteworthy stories have included Spidey's rivalry with Tombstone, the Hobgoblin's return, Peter working alongside Norman Osborn at Oscorp, Ben Reilly's transformation into the villainous Chasm, the death of Ms. Marvel, a Gang War, and most recently, Spider-Man's transformation into Spider-Goblin. 

Today, Marvel Comics has confirmed Wells and Romita Jr.'s Amazing Spider-Man run will end later this year. 

"Tombstone's revenge! Spanning multiple issues, Spidey’s most brutal battle begins in Amazing Spider-Man #58," reads a brief press release sent to us this morning. "Hitting stands in September, the visceral issue will kick off the climactic final arc of Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr.’s epic run!"

Even if this arc is on the longer side, chances are it will wrap up by December. This also means a new creative team will be in charge when Amazing Spider-Man #1000 rolls around roughly two or three years from now. 

"There's no better way to explore and test Peter's humor and resolve than by throwing the kitchen sink at him," Wells previously said. "His quips work best when they're a distraction from the tougher things happening in his life. I didn't want to lose the humor, but I wanted to juxtapose it with some darkness."

"When you work with JRJR, you are working with someone who has complete mastery over his craft," he added. "There is nothing you can write that he can't do—and he SELLS it.  I am enjoying every second of it, because I will never have it this good again."

Who do you think should be Amazing Spider-Man's next creative team?

ASM58-Teaser

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #58
Written by ZEB WELLS
Art and Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
On Sale 9/11

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Crtdacct2say
Crtdacct2say - 6/19/2024, 5:20 AM
Good riddance. I say put Wells back in the X office. I dunno what happened with Spider-Man. I suspect editorial interference
Amuro
Amuro - 6/19/2024, 5:34 AM
No longer interested in Amazing Spider-man. Nick Spencer's run was actually quite good but Marvel had to interfere because they didn't like his ideas to undo One More Day. And I'm certainly not gonna miss this awful run by Zeb Wells with so much bad ideas to alienate the fandom even further.

Thankfully we have the new Ultimate Spider-man series as a worthy alternative.
DenvertheDino
DenvertheDino - 6/19/2024, 6:48 AM
This is one of the few titles I still occasionally read, and for the most part, it's terrible. I would suggest that Marvel should do a full reset, but that doesn't fix anything. They would probably make it worse.
Ryan
Ryan - 6/19/2024, 6:53 AM
I feel like the Batman staff and the Spider-Man staff are just throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks.
KennKathleen
KennKathleen - 6/19/2024, 7:04 AM
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KennKathleen
KennKathleen - 6/19/2024, 7:09 AM
JMS + JRJr= Greatest Spider-Man run in the last 30 years.


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JoshWilding
JoshWilding - 6/19/2024, 7:40 AM
@KennKathleen - 1000% agree.
KennKathleen
KennKathleen - 6/19/2024, 11:17 AM
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Thing94
Thing94 - 6/19/2024, 8:15 AM
John Romita Jr 4 life! NWO! Lol
KennKathleen
KennKathleen - 6/19/2024, 11:20 AM
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NoobNoob
NoobNoob - 6/19/2024, 11:23 AM
Finally

In this run peter got debuffed a lot, the story was awful, they screwed what the previous run was doing with MJ and Peter relationship,


lets stick with ultimate better

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